I never even liked 5Ks when I was doing regular speed work. Today was a good reminder of why they are even worse when your body doesn't have another gear. I drove far into the suburbs of MD to run at the same pace I ran my ten-miler in the spring. Yes, it was ridiculously humid, which has always bothered me, but I just couldn't get into race mode. It was like I was moving in slow motion. I'm trying not to let it get me down...but it's always an ego blow. Will use it as a baseline to see if I can teach my body to change gears.
Happy 4th from the nation's capital of humidity!